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Emmy Award-Winning Hollywood Exec. Jen Proctor On Cultivating Healthy Workplace Habits & Making Authentic Content

If the Pandemic has taught us anything it is that the workplace in general was well overdue for some innovation. From focusing on the mental health of employees, to working […]

Entertainment, Interviews

Actress Sujata Day On Writing Her “Brown Girl Story” In Directorial Feature Debut ‘Definition Please’

Actress Sujata Day On Writing Her “Brown Girl Story” In Directorial Feature Debut ‘Definition Please’

When it comes to changing a decades-old industry that has been stuck in it’s traditional (i.e, white, cis-gender, male) ways since the beginning, you can’t just change the existing system, […]

Contributors, Entertainment

‘American Pie Girls’ Rules’ Star Natasha Behnam On Choosing Not To Change Herself To Fit Hollywood’s Narrow Standards

‘American Pie Girls’ Rules’ Star Natasha Behnam On Choosing Not To Change Herself To Fit Hollywood’s Narrow Standards

A few months ago, when speaking about our industry, a fellow actor and dear friend of mine said to me, “if your truth isn’t accepted somewhere, why would you want […]

Girl on a Mission

Actress & Producer Patricia McKenzie Using Storytelling To Change Hearts And Minds In Hollywood

Actress & Producer Patricia McKenzie Using Storytelling To Change Hearts And Minds In Hollywood

By Dana Corddry “Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the […]

Interviews

Hollywood Producer & #TimesUp Advocate Helping Women Step Into Their Power And Tell Their Stories

Hollywood Producer & #TimesUp Advocate Helping Women Step Into Their Power And Tell Their Stories

If you aren’t familiar with Laverne McKinnon, rest assured you are most likely already familiar with her work in Hollywood and in the activist space. Laverne is one half of […]

Today's Wonder Women

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Harvard Law School’s First Deafblind Graduate Fighting For Disability Rights And Inclusion In Hollywood

This article is part of an exciting series we launched in 2018 called Today’s Wonder Women – designed to celebrate the inspiring, impactful, empowering and extraordinary things ordinary women are doing every day. […]

Contributors

Author Melanie Benjamin Draws Parallels With The History Of Women In Hollywood & #MeToo, #TimesUp Movements

Author Melanie Benjamin Draws Parallels With The History Of Women In Hollywood & #MeToo, #TimesUp Movements

By Melanie Benjamin There’s a scene in my novel, The Girls in the Picture, that was the most frustrating, and inspiring, scene I’ve written in a novel to date.  And it’s entirely […]

Contributors

How One Company Is Stepping Up To The Plate To Amplify The Voices Of Women In Hollywood

How One Company Is Stepping Up To The Plate To Amplify The Voices Of Women In Hollywood

By Dana Corddry There’s a not-so-quiet revolution afoot in Hollywood. And perhaps for the first time in history, women are reaping the benefits. In an environment that can be downright […]

Creativity

Daughter Of A Death Investigator On How Bodies In Her Basement Shaped Her Hollywood Writing Career

Daughter Of A Death Investigator On How Bodies In Her Basement Shaped Her Hollywood Writing Career

By Jennifer Graeser Dornbush Long before American television was saturated with CSI and Forensic Files, I was living my own weekly CSI adventure with my family in northern Michigan. My […]

Fashion & Beauty

Meet The Woman Creating The Powerful Style Of Hollywood Moguls Such As Shonda Rhimes

Meet The Woman Creating The Powerful Style Of Hollywood Moguls Such As Shonda Rhimes

It is well known that a person’s fashion and style sense can send a message to the world about who they are and what they stand for, and we’re not […]

Interviews

Award-Winning Director Vanessa Parise On Diversity Initiatives & Gender Equality Behind The Camera

Award-Winning Director Vanessa Parise On Diversity Initiatives & Gender Equality Behind The Camera

Natalie Portman made headline news when she announced “And here are the all-male nominees” for the Best Director category at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Emma Stone similarly caused a […]

Working Women

This Company Helping More Women Of Color Directors Bid On Commercial & Advertising Jobs

This Company Helping More Women Of Color Directors Bid On Commercial & Advertising Jobs

We’ve covered quite extensively the movement within the advertising industry that seeks to dismantle the culture of sexual objectification of women and girls in commercials and the media in general. […]

Contributors

My Response To A Hollywood Agent Who Told Me I Would Never Work Until I Lost Weight

My Response To A Hollywood Agent Who Told Me I Would Never Work Until I Lost Weight

By Katia Dragotis “Stand up” he said. “I can guesstimate your weight.” After I honestly proclaimed not knowing an exact number, he replied, “Hmmm…160 lbs, maybe little more. If you […]

Entertainment

Hollywood Agency Pledges 50/50 Gender Parity By 2020, Inspired By Client Shonda Rhimes

Hollywood Agency Pledges 50/50 Gender Parity By 2020, Inspired By Client Shonda Rhimes

It shouldn’t have had to take a movement like #MeToo and the exposure of so many high profile men in the industry abusing their power over women for so many […]

Entertainment

American’s Largest Documentary Festival Puts The Spotlight On Female Filmmakers & Directors

American’s Largest Documentary Festival Puts The Spotlight On Female Filmmakers & Directors

There has never been a more important time to amplify the voices of female filmmakers, directors and storytellers, than now. Sure, we’ve been actively promoting women’s voices in film for […]